Six-striped Rustic Xestia sexstrigata - Distribution map

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Six-striped Rustic Xestia sexstrigata

(Haworth, 1809)

Wingspan 36-38 mm.

Occupying mainly damp woodlands and marshy habitats, this moth is fairly commonly distributed over the greater part of the British Isles.

The single generation flies in July and August, when the adults are attracted to both sugar and light.

The larvae feed on a range of herbaceous plants.
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